Friday, October 23, 2009


There is little chance that meteorologists can solve the mysteries of weather until they gain an understanding of the mutual attraction of rain and weekends. ~Arnot Sheppard

I spent all day yesterday thinking it was Friday (though not having my DH home should have been my first clue). So, I'll need to remind myself that today is NOT Saturday.


Thanks for your comments and suggestions on DD's poor bloody nose problems. I'll be reminding her daily to moisten her nose with Vaseline and put a pot of water to boil on the wood stove (when we start using it). Even so, she gets them just as frequently in the summer as she does in the winter, so I'm not sure the humidity level contributes greatly. I was heartened by the fact that several of you suffered from them as kids, but outgrew it. Here's hoping she's the same!

Regardless, at least last night was quiet. Yay.

My SIL gave me a pile of apples from her neighbor's tree and I've been struggling to decide what to do with them. They're quite small (but tasty) and would take forever to make applesauce with (peeling and coring them ... OY VEY). Well, yesterday a.m. I grated up five of them, peel and all, and made apple bread. And it was delicious.

So... if you have a few apples too many, why don't you give it a try?


2 c Brown Sugar (I only used one and it tasted fine)
4 eggs
4 c flour (I used 1 1/2 c WW flour, 1 1/2 AP flour and 1 cup oatmeal)
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp buttermilk
2 tsp cinnamon
1 c butter (I used 1/2 c)
3 c grated apples

Cream together sugar & butter. Add eggs, vanilla and buttermilk and beat well. Add apples. Mix dry ingredients together in separate bowl and then add to wet mixture. Mix well and put in greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 45 mins.

Note: I used one loaf pan and two muffin tins, and baked the muffins for 30 mins. These would have tasted fantastic with raisins added, too. Or maybe some orange zest. Or blueberries. *G*


I suspect today may include working with the piles of wood at my neighbor's house. Or chopping and stacking what we have left here. It's supposed to rain tomorrow, to today is the day!

Hope you have a great Friday. Oh -- and if you write Steampunk, see the call out, below!



Dru said...

I'm glad DD slept through the night.

Have a good Friday.

groovyoldlady said...

Hmmm. My mom thought yesterday was Friday too and was mad at me for forgetting to take her to her doc appointment. Must have been something in the air...

Mulletman has also been having frequent nosebleeds. He uses saline spray and we crank up the humidifier at night. Hope it doesn't happen while he's drumming!

Now I need to go Google "steampunk" 'cause I haven't a CLUE...

Anonymous said...

That apple bread looks awesome!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Brandy said...

Glad to hear last night was bloody free. The apple bread recipe sounds yummy. I have LOTS of apples right now and may have to try it, though I finally found a recipe for apple chips. *G*

I hope you have a wonderful day!